Our blog post cover everything that happens at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House from the stories discovered about objects and furnishings, to family connections and past residents. You can read about the garden and the plants we grow as well as the volunteering experience we offer to our brilliant team. The majority of the posts are written by volunteers.
Enjoying traditional crafts at Eilzabeth Gaskell’s House
Another year had passed and I’d kept promising myself I’d learn a craft. Luckily, l chose to join Dee Sayce's fabulous weaving workshop at Elizabeth Gaskell's House for a day. The setting is lovely- the warm spacious and light servants' hall where...Read more »
It’s November 1859 – and Elizabeth Gaskell is in Whitby
It's Sunday October 30th 1859 and Elizabeth Gaskell is finishing a long letter to her friend, Charles Eliot Norton which she'd started five days before. She writes: I have missed the Saturday mail, - & Meta, Julia & I are going for...Read more »
A visit to the archive at the Manchester Lit & Phil
As a member of The Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, I had been asked to write a piece on our illustrious past member Ernest Rutherford. So there I was at Church House going through the Society’s files when my magpie brain suddenly...Read more »